List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silbury Hill, one of the many SSSIs in Wiltshire designated for their grassland plant communities.

The following is a list of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. In England the body responsible for designating SSSIs is Natural England, which chooses a site because of its fauna, flora, geological or physiographical features.[1] As of 2006, there are 134 sites designated in this Area of Search, of which the vast majority, 108, have been designated due to their biological interest, with just 21 due to their geological interest (and 5 for both).[2]

Natural England took over the role of designating and managing SSSIs from English Nature in October 2006 when it was formed from the amalgamation of English Nature, parts of the Countryside Agency and the Rural Development Service. Natural England, like its predecessor, uses the 1974–1996 county system[3] and as such the same approach is followed here, rather than adopting the current local government or ceremonial county boundaries. The data in the table is taken from English Nature's website in the form of citation sheets for each SSSI.[4]

For other counties, see List of SSSIs by Area of Search.

Sites

Site name Reason for designation Area[A] Grid reference[B] Year in which notified Map[C]
Biological interest Geological interest Hectares Acres
Acres Farm Meadow Green tickY 4.2 10.4 SU024927 1989 Map
River Avon System Green tickY 507.8 1,254.8 SU073583 1996 Map
Baverstock Juniper Bank Green tickY 2.6 6.4 SU035336 1971 Map
Bencroft Hill Meadows Green tickY 5.1 12.6 SU962732 1988 Map
Bentley Wood Green tickY 665.0 1,643.0 SU250295 1985 Map
Bincknoll Dip Woods Green tickY 5.7 14.0 SU111796 1971 Map
Blackmoor Copse Green tickY 31.3 77.2 SU234292 1971 Map
Botley Down Green tickY 12.7 31.4 SU292598 1989 Map
Bowerchalke Downs Green tickY 128.6 317.7 SU004218 1971 Map
Box Mine Green tickY 56.6 139.8 ST838690 1991 Map
Bracknell Croft Green tickY 4.8 11.8 SU180330 1971 Map
Bradley Woods Green tickY 48.7 120.3 ST789410 1986 Map
Bratton Downs Green tickY Green tickY 395.8 978.0 ST925522 1971 Map
Brickworth Down and Dean Hill Green tickY 118.6 293.9 SU246259 1951 Map
Brimsdown Hill Green tickY 193.7 478.6 ST821391 1951 Map
Britford Water Meadows Green tickY 18.2 45.0 SU166274 1975 Map
Burcombe Down Green tickY 47.1 116.4 SU064295 1971 Map
Burderop Wood Green tickY 48.5 119.8 SU165810 1971 Map
Calstone and Cherhill Downs Green tickY 128.6 317.9 SU047692 1971 Map
Camp Down Green tickY 7.3 18.2 SU120338 1965 Map
Charnage Down Chalk Pit Green tickY 3.7 9.1 ST837329 1971 Map
Chickengrove Bottom Green tickY 9.8 24.3 SU040216 1975 Map
Chilmark Quarries Green tickY Green tickY 9.7 23.9 ST974312 1977 Map
Chilton Foliat Meadows Green tickY 54.6 134.9 SU315703 1971 Map
Clattinger Farm Green tickY 60.3 149.0 SU012933 1971 Map
Clearbury Down Green tickY 31.3 77.3 SU152240 1971 Map
Cley Hill Green tickY 26.6 65.7 ST838449 1975 Map
Cloatley Manor Farm Meadows Green tickY 12.1 29.9 ST981910 1997 Map
Clout's Wood Green tickY 11.8 29.1 SU137796 1951 Map
Coate Water Green tickY 51.1 126.4 SU188820 1971 Map
Cockey Down Green tickY 15.2 37.6 SU170317 1971 Map
Colerne Park and Monk's Wood Green tickY 53.7 132.6 ST838725 1951 Map
The Coombes, Hinton Parva Green tickY 15.9 39.2 SU228826 1989 Map
Corsham Railway Cutting Green tickY 6.6 16.4 ST862695 1971 Map
Cotswold Water Park Green tickY 135.0 337 SU100960 1994 Map
Cranborne Chase Green tickY 451.4 1,115.4 ST970180 1975 Map
Dank's Down and Truckle Hill Green tickY 13.1 32.4 ST834758 1990 Map
Dead Maid Quarry Green tickY 0.4 1.1 ST803324 1951 Map
Dinton Quarry Green tickY 0.3 0.7 SU006308 1990 Map
Dinton Railway Cutting Green tickY 0.3 0.7 SU008309 1990 Map
Distillery Farm Meadows Green tickY 18.7 46.2 SU032898 1988 Map
East Harnham Meadows Green tickY 17.3 42.7 SU151289 1995 Map
Ebsbury Down Green tickY 53.4 132.0 SU054352 1975 Map
Emmett Hill Meadows Green tickY 5.1 12.6 SU009901 1987 Map
Figsbury Ring Green tickY 11.2 27.7 SU188338 1975 Map
Fonthill Grottoes Green tickY 0.7 1.7 ST935315 1994 Map
Fyfield Down Green tickY Green tickY 325.3 803.8 SU136709 1951 Map
Gallows Hill Green tickY 27.8 68.7 ST952244 1965 Map
Goldborough Farm Meadows Green tickY 10.3 25.5 SU086800 Map
Great Cheverell Hill Green tickY 33.2 82.1 ST966520 1971 Map
Great Quarry, Swindon Green tickY 1.0 2.5 SU151836 1951 Map
Great Yews Green tickY 29.3 72.3 SU120231 1951 Map
Gripwood Quarry Green tickY 2.9 7.0 ST822603 1951 Map
Gutch Common Green tickY 35.1 86.8 ST896259 1951 Map
Ham Hill Green tickY 1.5 3.8 SU333617 1971 Map
Hang Wood Green tickY 20.3 50.2 ST861319 1986 Map
Harries Ground, Rodbourne Green tickY 6.9 17.0 ST930823 2003 Map
Haydon Meadow Green tickY 6.4 15.8 SU120890 1999 Map
Heath Hill Farm Green tickY 20.7 51.2 ST757336 1997 Map
Homington and Coombe Bissett Downs Green tickY 25.0 61.8 SU104245 1971 Map
Honeybrook Farm Green tickY 42.4 104.8 ST841730 1992 Map
Inwood, Warleigh Green tickY 56.9 140.5 ST800633 1988 Map
Jones's Mill Green tickY 11.6 28.7 SU168613 1975 Map
Kellaways – West Tytherton, River Avon Green tickY 4.1 10.1 ST945750 1998 Map
River Kennet Green tickY 112.7 278.5 SU203692 1995 Map
Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain Green tickY 22.9 56.9 SU316705 1996 Map
King's Play Hill Green tickY 29.5 72.9 SU006658 1971 Map
Knapp and Barnett's Downs Green tickY 71.4 176.4 SU030266 1971 Map
Knighton Downs and Wood Green tickY 203.7 503.5 SU048237 1971 Map
Lady Down Quarry Green tickY 0.2 0.6 ST961307 1990 Map
Landford Bog Green tickY 11.6 28.7 SU259185 1987 Map
Landford Heath Green tickY 11.8 29.0 SU265178 1994 Map
Langley Wood and Homan's Copse Green tickY 219.3 541.9 SU230206 1985 Map
Little Grubbins Meadow Green tickY 3.0 7.3 ST831773 1975 Map
Long Knoll Green tickY 34.2 84.5 ST794376 1971 Map
Loosehanger Copse and Meadows Green tickY 56.3 139.0 SU215195 1992 Map
Lower Coombe and Ferne Brook Meadows Green tickY 11.3 28.0 ST916236 2002 Map
Lower Woodford Water Meadows Green tickY 23.9 58.9 SU124347 1971 Map
Midford Valley Woods Green tickY 24.6 60.8 ST769611 1975 Map
Morgan's Hill Green tickY 12.6 31.1 SU028672 1951 Map
The New Forest Green tickY Green tickY 28,947.4 71,529.0 SU298081 1959 Map
North Meadow, Cricklade Green tickY 24.6 109.7 SU094946 1971 Map
Odstock Down Green tickY 12.1 29.9 SU139250 1975 Map
Okus Quarry Green tickY 0.3 0.6 SU147836 1951 Map
Old Town Railway Cutting, Swindon Green tickY 1.8 4.4 SU153832 1975 Map
Out Woods Green tickY 14.3 35.4 ST833763 1975 Map
Parsonage Down Green tickY 188.6 466.1 SU050412 1971 Map
Pewsey Downs Green tickY 305.3 754.4 SU113636 1951 Map
Picket and Clanger Wood Green tickY 66.4 164.1 ST975543 1989 Map
Piggledene Green tickY Green tickY 4.7 11.6 SU141689 1965 Map
Pike Corner Green tickY 15.2 37.6 SU036934 1986 Map
Pincombe Down Green tickY 23.8 58.8 ST966217 1971 Map
Porton Down Green tickY 1,561.8 3,859.4 SU240365 1977 Map
Porton Meadows Green tickY 17.6 43.6 SU185362 1988 Map
Prescombe Down Green tickY 76.2 188.3 ST985255 1951 Map
Rack Hill Green tickY 10.6 26.1 ST842762 1975 Map
Ravensroost Wood Green tickY 43.7 107.9 SU022882 1989 Map
Restrop Farm and Brockhurst Wood Green tickY 56.5 139.6 SU073866 1992 Map
Rotherley Downs Green tickY 120.1 296.6 ST946196 1989 Map
Roundway Down and Covert Green tickY 86.0 212.5 SU000646 1971 Map
Salisbury Plain Green tickY 19,689.9 48,655.7 SU070500 1975 Map
Savernake Forest Green tickY 904.7 2,235.6 SU215665 1971 Map
Scratchbury and Cotley Hills Green tickY 53.5 132.2 ST915437 1951 Map
Seend Cleeve Quarry Green tickY 3.0 7.4 ST933609 1987 Map
Seend Ironstone Quarry and Road Cutting Green tickY 1.2 2.9 ST937610 1965 Map
Silbury Hill Green tickY 2.3 5.6 SU100685 1965 Map
Spye Park Green tickY 90.3 223.1 ST952674 1951 Map
Stanton St. Quintin Quarry and Motorway Cutting Green tickY 2.2 5.4 ST918796 1971 Map
Starveall and Stony Down Green tickY 22.5 55.7 ST991400 1971 Map
Steeple Ashton Green tickY 26.5 65.6 ST914558 1998 Map
Steeple Langford Down Green tickY 21.8 53.7 SU036387 1971 Map
Stert Brook Exposure Green tickY 0.4 1.0 SU017583 1989 Map
Stockton Wood and Down Green tickY 61.5 151.8 ST958366 1951 Map
Stoke Common Meadows Green tickY 10.2 25.1 SU064904 1994 Map
Stratford Toney Down Green tickY 23.1 57.2 SU095246 1987 Map
Sutton Lane Meadows Green tickY 3.4 8.5 ST946777 1988 Map
Teffont Evias Quarry / Lane Cutting Green tickY 3.6 8.9 ST990310 1989 Map
Throope Down Green tickY 34.4 97.4 SU084246 1971 Map
River Till Green tickY 32.1 79.2 SU051452 2000 Map
Tytherington Down Green tickY 5.9 14.6 ST912385 1975 Map
Upper Chicksgrove Quarry Green tickY 5.6 13.8 ST962296 1971 Map
Upper Waterhay Meadow Green tickY 2.8 6.8 SU068937 1971 Map
Upton Cow Down Green tickY 16.4 40.5 ST875491 1989 Map
West Harnham Chalk Pit Green tickY 2.8 6.9 SU128287 1971 Map
West Yatton Down Green tickY 14.4 36.0 ST852760 1971 Map
Westbury Ironstone Quarry Green tickY 0.6 1.4 ST853508 1965 Map
Whiteparish Common Green tickY 64.5 159.4 SU255233 1965 Map
Whitesheet Hill Green tickY 136.1 336.3 ST804346 1965 Map
Win Green Down Green tickY 26.0 64.3 ST927209 1971 Map
Winklebury Hill Green tickY 63.0 155.5 ST952216 1971 Map
Winsley Mines Green tickY 1.5 3.7 ST795607 1989 Map
Wootton Bassett Mud Spring Green tickY 0.8 2.0 SU078815 1997 Map
Wylye and Church Dean Downs Green tickY 80.9 200.0 SU002361 1951 Map
Yarnbury Castle Green tickY 9.1 22.5 SU037403 1951 Map

Notes

A Data rounded to one decimal place.
B Grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system, also known as OSGB36, and is the system used by the Ordnance Survey.[5]
C Link to maps using the Nature on the Map service provided by English Nature.

References

  1. ^ "Notification of SSSIs". Natural England. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  2. ^ "SSSIs in Wiltshire". Natural England. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "County search of SSSIs". Natural England. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
  4. ^ English Nature citation sheets for each SSSI. Retrieved on 2007-03-03. (PDF files).
    • "Acres Farm Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "River Avon System" (PDF). 
    • "Baverstock Juniper Bank" (PDF). 
    • "Bencroft Hill Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Bentley Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Bincknoll Dip Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Blackmoor Copse" (PDF). 
    • "Botley Down" (PDF). 
    • "Bowerchalke Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Box Mine" (PDF). 
    • "Bracknell Croft" (PDF). 
    • "Bradley Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Bratton Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Brickworth Down and Dean Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Brimsdown Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Britford Water Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Burcombe Down" (PDF). 
    • "Burderop Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Calstone and Cherhill Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Camp Down" (PDF). 
    • "Charnage Down Chalk Pit" (PDF). 
    • "Chickengrove Bottom" (PDF). 
    • "Chilmark Quarries" (PDF). 
    • "Chilton Foliat Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Clattinger Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Clearbury Down" (PDF). 
    • "Cley Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Cloatley Manor Farm Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Clouts Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Coate Water" (PDF). 
    • "Cockey Down" (PDF). 
    • "Colerne Park and Monk's Wood" (PDF). 
    • "The Coombes, Hinton Parva" (PDF). 
    • "Corsham Railway Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Cotswold Water Park" (PDF). 
    • "Cranborne Chase" (PDF). 
    • "Danks Down and Truckle Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Dead Maid Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Dinton Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Dinton Railway Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Distillery Farm Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "East Harnham Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Ebsbury Down" (PDF). 
    • "Emmett Hill Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Figsbury Ring" (PDF). 
    • "Fonthill Grottoes" (PDF). 
    • "Fyfield Down" (PDF). 
    • "Gallows Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Goldborough Farm Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Great Cheverell Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Great Quarry, Swindon" (PDF). 
    • "Great Yews" (PDF). 
    • "Gripwood Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Gutch Common" (PDF). 
    • "Ham Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Hang Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Harries Ground, Rodbourne" (PDF). 
    • "Haydon Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Heath Hill Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Homington and Coombe Bissett Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Honeybrook Farm" (PDF). 
    • "Inwood, Warleigh" (PDF). 
    • "Jones's Mill" (PDF). 
    • "Kellaways – West Tytherton, River Avon" (PDF). 
    • "River Kennet" (PDF). 
    • "Kennet and Lambourn Floodplain" (PDF). 
    • "King's Play Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Knapp and Barnett's Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Knighton Downs and Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Lady Down Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Landford Bog" (PDF). 
    • "Landford Heath" (PDF). 
    • "Langley Wood and Homan's Copse" (PDF). 
    • "Little Grubbins Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Long Knoll" (PDF). 
    • "Loosehanger Copse and Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Lower Coombe and Ferne Brook Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Lower Woodford Water Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Midford Valley Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Morgan's Hill" (PDF). 
    • "The New Forest" (PDF). 
    • "North Meadow Cricklade" (PDF). 
    • "Odstock Down" (PDF). 
    • "Okus Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Old Town Railway Cutting, Swindon" (PDF). 
    • "Out Woods" (PDF). 
    • "Parsonage Down" (PDF). 
    • "Pewsey Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Picket and Clanger Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Piggledene" (PDF). 
    • "Pike Corner" (PDF). 
    • "Pincombe Down" (PDF). 
    • "Porton Down" (PDF). 
    • "Porton Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Prescombe Down" (PDF). 
    • "Rack Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Ravensroost Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Restrop Farm and Brockhurst Wood" (PDF). 
    • "Rotherley Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Roundway Down and Covert" (PDF). 
    • "Salisbury Plain" (PDF). 
    • "Savernake Forest" (PDF). 
    • "Scratchbury and Cotley Hills" (PDF). 
    • "Seend Cleeve Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Seend Ironstone Quarry and Road Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Silbury Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Spye Park" (PDF). 
    • "Stanton St Quintin Quarry and Motorway Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Starveall and Stony Down" (PDF). 
    • "Steeple Ashton" (PDF). 
    • "Steeple Langford Down" (PDF). 
    • "Stert Brook Exposure" (PDF). 
    • "Stockton Wood and Down" (PDF). 
    • "Stoke Common Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Stratford Toney Down" (PDF). 
    • "Sutton Lane Meadows" (PDF). 
    • "Teffont Evias Quarry / Lane Cutting" (PDF). 
    • "Throope Down" (PDF). 
    • "River Till" (PDF). 
    • "Tytherington Down" (PDF). 
    • "Upper Chicksgrove Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Upper Waterhay Meadow" (PDF). 
    • "Upton Cow Down" (PDF). 
    • "West Harnham Chalk Pit" (PDF). 
    • "West Yatton Down" (PDF). 
    • "Westbury Ironstone Quarry" (PDF). 
    • "Whiteparish Common" (PDF). 
    • "Whitesheet Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Win Green Down" (PDF). 
    • "Winklebury Hill" (PDF). 
    • "Winsley Mines" (PDF). 
    • "Wootton Bassett Mud Spring" (PDF). 
    • "Wylye and Church Dean Downs" (PDF). 
    • "Yarnbury Castle" (PDF). 
  5. ^ "Guide to National Grid". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 3 March 2007. 
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Sites_of_Special_Scientific_Interest_in_Wiltshire&oldid=712745812"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sites_of_Special_Scientific_Interest_in_Wiltshire
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "List of Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Wiltshire"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA